Wanted Naxalite killed in en­counter in Jhark­hand

The Hitavada - - NATION -

DUMKA (Jhark­hand), Jan 13 (PTI)

A WANTED Naxalite, car­ry­ing a re­ward of Rs 10 lakh, was killed by se­cu­rity forces in an en­counter in Jhark­hand’s Dumka dis­trict on Sun­day, po­lice said.

Shahdeo Rai alias Tal­ada was killed in an en­counter in the jun­gles of Shikari­para in Dumka. He was the prime ac­cused in the killing of the then Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Pakur dis­trict, Amar­jeet Bal­i­har, in July 2013, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Y S Ramesh said.

Based on in­puts that Nax­als have taken shel­ter in Chatu­para and plan­ning to ex­tort money, the Dis­trict Armed Po­lice and Sashas­tra Seema Bal (SSB) bat­tal­ion launched anti-Naxal op­er­a­tion since Satur­day night.

The Maoists started fir­ing at the ap­proach­ing se­cu­rity per­son­nel at around 7 am on Sun­day forc­ing re­tal­i­a­tion, Ramesh said.

Tal­ada, who was wanted in around 50 Naxal-re­lated cases in San­thal Para­gana, was killed in the cross fir­ing, he said.

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